Test Description
  • This Test contains 200 questions spread over three sections. Each section is timed separately. Total time for the Test is 3 hours. The questions cover quantitative skills, verbal skills and analytical reasoning.

Structure of ATMA

Section No. of Questions Allotted Time (minutes)
Quantitative Skills 70 60
Verbal Skills 70 60
Analytical Reasoning 60 60
Total 200 180
  • Each multiple-choice question is followed by four answers numbered 1, 2, 3 and 4. You have to choose the correct or best answer from these four choices and then darken the corresponding oval in the answer sheet.

  • The questions in this Test are numbered serially starting at 1 and ending at 200. Start answering from the first question of each section and proceed serially.

  • Clear familiarity with the directions and questions is necessary. It is important to read the directions for each set of questions carefully.

  • In case you find a mistake in the framing of a question or the answer-choices given or both, you need not waste your time on them. You will be given credit for any such question.

  • Time should be allotted wisely within the limits given. On an average, there will be less than one minute available for each question.

  • ATMA has been designed as a standard, benchmark test with high quality and academic rigour. ATMA scores are useful in determining a candidate's relative position in the whole test population. A candidate is not expected to answer all questions, within the specified time frame. You are advised to proceed through the test at an even pace, skipping difficult questions, wherever necessary. You can return to the unanswered questions later, within the time specified for each section. If you wish to review your answers in a section, you can do so only in that section within the time limit. You cannot answer any other section(s) or read any other sections(s), backward or forward, as the case may be. Any violation of this rule will result in disciplinary action and even cancellation of your result.

  • All the necessary instructions and guidelines will be given in the Test Booklet itself.

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How to apply ?

Candidates desirous of taking ATMA should forward their application, duly filled, in the prescribed form available with the ATMA office, which can be obtained by paying the prescribed fee. Students are required to study the instructions carefully before filling the application. Candidates are responsible for the accuracy of the information provided in the form. Along with the application form, no certificate or document should be sent. The application form should not be stapled, wrinkled or damaged in any manner.

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Test Centre-Fees Details

At present, ATMA is conducted in the following centres:

Bangalore, Baroda, Bhubaneswar, Calcutta, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Lucknow, Madurai,  Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna and Pune.

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How To Prepare ?

ATMA seeks to measure the aptitude of the student for higher management education. Such an aptitude in a person is typically shaped and developed over a long period of time and cannot be altered in a short time frame. Hence, preparation for ATMA cannot be similar to that of university examinations. However, familiarity with aptitude tests and speed can be improved with diligent and regular preparation. AIMS does not recommend any particular preparatory course or training for ATMA, though these may be effective in varying degrees. Reviewing the Sample Test given in this bulletin is likely to help the candidate.

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Sample Test

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On the test day

Students are required to note the test date and the timings. All the students taking the test should present themselves at the examination hall at least 30 minutes before the commencement of the test. They should also maintain the discipline and decorum of the test administration and follow the instructions of the Test supervisors. Violation of the instructions or any unethical practice will disqualify the candidate. The decision of the supervisor in this regard will be final.

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Contact Us
For any specific information on test, participating institutions, etc., students may send in their enquiries to the following email ID:

Email ID: atma_aims@vsnl.net

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